Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Effect of Food on the Quality of Sleep

Research has shown that people who get 7-8 hours of sleep per night tend to maintain a healthy weight more than those with poor sleeping patterns. Lack of sleep has been linked with overeating and being overweight, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, psychiatric illness, and performance deficits. However, little research has been done on whether the types¬†of […]

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Don’t Use Diet Soda As An Alcohol Mixer

The journal Alcoholism conducted a study comparing alcoholic vodka drinks using diet soda versus regular soda as a mixer. They found that participants who consumed the beverage with diet soda had a higher breath alcohol content and behavioral impairment than those with regular soda. This suggests that the drink is more potent when mixed with […]

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Large Predatory Fish May Be Linked To Food Poisoning

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that people that eat large predatory fish may be at risk for a food poisoning called ciguatera poisoning. Some examples of predatory fish are barracuda and grouper. These fish ingest some marine algae which contain a toxin called Gambierdiscus toxicus. Symptoms of ciguatera poisoning are […]

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Green Coffee Bean Extract

What is Green Coffee Extract? Green coffee extract come from green coffee beans, which are coffee beans that have not been roasted. Therefore, they have a higher level of chlorogenic acid, which is an antioxidant that boosts metabolism by changing the way glucose is absorbed in the body. Most of the research on green coffee […]

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